This article shows you how to convert Panasonic HC-V720 camcorder MTS files to MOV in Mac OS X for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. Follow it to convert PA V720 footage to FCP with ease!
The Panasonic HC-V720 (specs) is a little lower in the lineup, but offers similar functionality with a new 50x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, built-in WiFi, 20.4-megapixel still picture capture, and a 3-inch touchscreen LCD. When you got some V720 footage, you may want to import HC-V720 1080 50p AVCHD to FCP or other Mac tools for editing to get a better effect video.
The only problem we are facing is that how can we import that kind of footages into your Final Cut products. We found that Apple does not provide native support for 1080 60p, 50p AVCHD video. So it is difficult for these camcorder users to edit Panasonic HC-V720 footage in FCP (X). Well, don’t’ worry. Here I will introduce one cool tool to you to help you import Panasonic HC-V720.mts to FCP X, FCP 6, 7.
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;
Download and install UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac
This professional app helps you import native 1080p AVHCD footage(2D, 3D as well) and export Apple ProRes 422 encoded .mov video, which can be imported to Final Cut Pro 7 and X without rendering. Plus, this Mac MTS Converter also provides optimal presets for iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc, ensuring smooth editing with different video editing programs on Mac OS X.
How to convert Panasonic Panasonic HC-V720 footage into FCP
1. You need to download, install and run the smart MTS to ProRes Converter Mac and transfer your MTS recordings to the program from the camcorder.
2. Click “Format” bar and set “Final Cut Pro » Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.
Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
3. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the 1080 60p/50p MTS conversion on Mac. When conversion finishes, press “Open” button to get converted MOV video for FCP.
4. Open Final Cut Pro, and go to “File»Import»Files…” to import converted MTS footage to FCP project. You can get a smooth workflow.